Thursday, December 03, 2015

LGU Curtis Cup squad to visit Dun Laoghaire 

Golf Club for familiarisation session

A group of eight of Great Britain and Ireland's top players have been invited to take part in a Curtis Cup familiarisation session on 18th and 19th December at Dun Laoghaire GC, near Dublin, the venue for the 39th biennial match between Great Britain and Ireland and their USA counterparts next June.
The players who will visit the Curtis Cup host club are:
Name              Home Club         Age                                                  
GEMMA CLEWS      Delamere Forest               21                         
ALICE HEWSON       Berkhamsted                   18
MEGHAN MacLAREN      Wellingborough       21
LEONA MAGUIRE             Slieve Russell         21
OLIVIA MEHAFFEY  Royal Co Down Ladies’  18
INCI MEHMET            Royal Mid Surrey            19
ROCHELLE MORRIS   Woodsome Hall             20
CHLOE WILLIAMS        Wrexham                     20
BRONTE LAW                     Bramhall                             20
CHARLOTTE THOMAS     Moonah Links, Australia    22
The Great Britain and Ireland team of eight will be announced on Thursday 28th April 2016 at 14:00hrs.
Six players will gain automatic selection – the top four GB and Ireland players in the world golf rankings and the top two in the Ladies' Golf Union Order of Merit. Two other players will be chosen by the Selection Panel to complete Captain Elaine Farquharson-Black’s line-up.

The players will get the chance to look round the wonderful course and facilities of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club under the watchful eye of their Captain Elaine (pictured right) and Team Manager, Helen Hewlett (pictured lower left).
A uniform fitting will also be built into the visit courtesy of team sponsor Green Lamb.

Captain Elaine, who has herself been a member of a winning Curtis Cup team, said:
"I am really looking forward to getting these players together and to start preparing for the Curtis Cup. I have been over to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club already and it is a fantastic course with great facilities."
Next June's match at Dun Laoghaire GC will be only the second time the biennial Curtis Cup contest has been staged in Ireland. The first was at Killarney in 1996 when GB and I scored an 11.5 to 6.5 victory, one of their biggest in the series which began at Wentworth in 1932."
In advance of the visit, Derek Montgomery, Chairman of the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club Curtis Cup Committee said:
“We are all so excited that the Curtis Cup matches are only six months away. The forthcoming visit by Captain Elaine Farquharson-Black and Team Manager, Helen Hewlett with some of their available players, makes it even more imminent.
"As we are fond of saying here in our club, ‘the only thing more exhilarating than the spectacular views is the golf.’ Since 1910, our facilities, the course and the views have changed, but the welcome is as warm as ever. We look forward to meeting up with our Curtis Cup friends later this month.”
    Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
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